Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III can afford a much nicer place now, but he’s moving back into his college apartment near the Baylor campus for the month before training camp starts. And he’s bringing a lot of his new teammates with him.
Griffin thought the Redskins’ offensive skill position players would benefit from some extra work together in July, and so he decided to ask his teammates to join him. Waco, Texas, isn’t the most fun place to spend a summer vacation, so Griffin said he was surprised by how many teammates said they’ll go.
“I offered that they could come to Waco,” Griffin told Ian Rapoport of NFL.com. “We got workout facilities and everything. Shockingly, I convinced them to come to Waco, Texas, because not everybody wants to do that. I think next year we’ll do it somewhere more flashy, more vacation-like. Miami or Los Angeles, because I won’t have an apartment in Waco to move out of. But those guys made the sacrifice to come down and see me. So, it’s great that we’re already starting off on the right foot.”
Griffin said receivers Santana Moss, Pierre Garcon, Anthony Armstrong, Aldrick Robinson and Brandon Banks, as well as tight end Fred Davis, are among those who have committed to attending.
“All those guys are coming down to throw,” Griffin said. “For those guys to show that they’re willing to come to Waco, Texas to work out with me lets me know they believe in me.“
For Griffin to take the lead on organizing the workout shows he’s already developing veteran leadership qualities, before his rookie season.